It’s December!!! Probably one of the busiest months of the year. The hustle and bustle, the noise, the stress of holiday shopping, the crowds, the family get-togethers… amazing isn’t it?! Haha. I mostly look forward to the lights, the Christmas music, and the cheery atmosphere. Of course, there are ups and downs to every season but this one is my favorite!
So that you can enjoy the rest of the month and be ready for the New Year, I put together a small list of Do’s and Don’ts to help you get through the season with a happy heart, a happy waistline, and a clear head!
Here are the Don’ts.
Don’t use the holidays as an excuse to eat yourself into a coma. Pretty much everyone seems to get a little carried away during this time of year, which is fine! I say treat yourself, it’s just important to set boundaries on your binging so you don’t say hi to the New year with 10 extra pounds on you.
Don’t save your shopping until the last minute. We all know that one person that races into the mall on Christmas Eve to begin a 7-hour shopping trip in which they knock out all their gifts in one go (me). I think it is safe to say the no one wants to be that person. They are probably stressed and procrastinate so much that they can’t enjoy the season.
Don’t forget to keep up with your daily routines, whatever they are. If you normally exercise for 30 mins a day, keep doing that throughout the season and into the new year. If you normally get 8 hours of sleep each night, don’t deprive yourself for the sake of the season. Ending your routine can give you unnecessary stress, anxiety, crankiness, and more. Staying on top of things will keep you happy and healthy.
Now, the Do’s.
Do challenge yourself when coming up with resolutions for the upcoming year. Try things that will help you become a happier and healthier individual. Instead of just putting “losing weight”, maybe do something like “eat a balanced diet including several servings of fruits and veggies each day to help lower my risk of health issues and improve my weight”.
Do remember to be thankful for all that you already have: your health, your family, your friends, your job, your pet…whatever it is, take some time to appreciate it!
Do HAVE FUN!!
Love always, Breezy